City Planning Commission Appointment

September 10, 2015 by Nancy Tomlinson / Posted in Information.

Mason & Mason is pleased to announce that on August 15, 2015 Brad Thompson, MAI, AI-GRS, SR/WA was appointed to serve on the Planning Commission of the City of Arcadia by its City Council. Brad will begin his four-year term extending through August 2019, and will be conducting public hearings, making findings and recommendations to …

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Public Right of Way-Possessory Interest

July 29, 2015 by Nancy Tomlinson / Posted in Information.


A possessory interest in real property results from the possession, a right to the possession, or a claim to a right to the possession of land and improvements that is independent, durable, exclusive of the rights held by others in the property and that provides a private benefit to the possessor. This equates to the …

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In Memory of David S. Mason

February 3, 2015 by 5dspectrum / Posted in Information.


We are sad to inform you that David S. Mason passed away on January 24, 2015, at his home in La Crescenta, California. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 37 years, Frances Mason; three children from his first wife Dorothy; daughter Patricia Mason Fowler of La Crescenta, daughter Barbara Lorraine Brown …

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My Thoughts on the MAI Exam…Paired with Wine

June 13, 2014 by Nancy Tomlinson / Posted in Uncategorized.

I recently had the chance to view the movie Somm, which is a 2013 documentary about the Master Sommelier Exam.  The Master Sommelier designation represents the pinnacle of achievement in the wine industry, and the exam has one of the lowest pass rates in the world. The Master Sommelier Exam covers three days, and includes …

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Brad Thompson to Co-Chair IRWA Annual Seminar

March 26, 2014 by Nancy Tomlinson / Posted in Uncategorized.

Brad Thompson will Co-Chair the IRWA, Los Angeles Chapter 1 Annual Valuation Seminar to be held on Tuesday, April 22nd in Montebello.  The seminar information is provided below.